To save my winter skin from totally going under and dry out completely, I use a lot of Decleor products. For my face I use 2 products from the Hydrafloral range; 24hr moisture activator rich cream (there is also a ‘light’ version available for less dry skin, or suitable for summer months) and for a bit of color I use the BB cream (medium). I know you’re not meant to use the cream under the BB (as it’s a 3-in-1 product: spf15, hydration+tint), but it won’t hurt adding a bit of extra moisture. The BB does work well on its own too after using a serum..I mean, up to you:)
The 3rd product is from the body care range: Aroma Nutrition Nourishing rich body cream with Frankincense essential oil. Really amazeballs! I love everything with this product, from scent to texture and result.
This is a complete game-changer in my opinion. This is not a BB cream, nor a foundation. It’s that perfect in-between solution for a flawless face, without the ‘sheerness’ of a BB and without the dryness of a foundation. (Of course a BB is mainly a moisturiser with tint, and this balm requires a moisturiser before being applied, so therefore you’ll find it in the make-up section)
This balm and its texture allows you to really work your way to a perfect layer, it hydrates, covers well and gives you a very long lasting glow. I love this product, for my dehydrated skin, with a bit of uneven parts, this is the best I’ve tried so far. I think the main difference is the texture, I always have a problem with foundations making their way in to fine lines and tend to look good the first few hours, but then somehow dry out my skin – this product feels good throughout the day, it looks good and is very easy to apply.
“Nothing is more beautiful than naturally smooth and even skin that radiates with a fresh glow. Givenchy makes the effect possible with its first balm for the skin. Its unique formula reveals, magnifies and preserves the skin’s natural beauty.
A BALM TEXTURE AND SECOND SKIN EFFECT
Its soft, creamy and delicate melt-in texture intuitively glides on to fuse with the curves of the face. This lightweight balm contains no greasy oil, but instead an exclusive selection of volatile components that vanish on application, leaving an imperceptible veil for a second skin effect.
The complexion is smoothed and perfectly even for up to 12 hours*.
JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF CORRECTION WITHOUT STREAKS OR MASKY FEELING
The “Light & Blur” complex is used to visibly erase all imperfections and fine lines, giving the skin pure and natural radiance.
The complexion is lightly corrected, without a masky feeling.
Givenchy laboratories have developed an original synergy of skincare ingredients to guarantee optimal comfort and skin protection.
– Moisture: Hydro magnets work to capture and keep water molecules in the heart of the epidermis to preserve its optimal moisture level.
– Protection: Vitamin E and a Jasmine Flower extract help offer the skin antioxidant defenses, protecting the skin from daily aggressors (pollution, UV), the main causes of premature aging. Skin is also safeguarded by sun filters that prevent photoaging.
The skin keeps a fresh, radiant appearance all day long. Its natural beauty is preserved day after day.”
I’ve got really good nails, actually doing gels would damage them but I’m so in love with the many designs out there, not to mention the strength and shine that comes with these fakes….I found these 2 styles that I’m going to combine (somewhat shorter though)
So, when I find the time to go, I’ll go! Once I make up my mind I tend to go through with it.
On a totally different note, mentioning things that I decide to ‘go through with’ – I had another driving lesson today and it went well 😉 I actually enjoyed driving again after the long break.
Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette is announced as a sophisticated, multi-faceted scent that envelops you with sensual freshness and sweetness, as a Haute Couture gown. The composition begins with fruity accords of juicy blood orange and peach. A bouquet of jasmine and roses form the heart of the perfume, ending with the base of sandalwood, vanilla and musk.
Top notes: Blood orange, Peach
Heart: Rose, Jasmine
Base notes: Sandelwood, Vanilla, Musk
Find it at House of Beauty Gzira
I use Anatomicals from time to time for a few different reasons; 1) the packaging and branding is fun 😉 2) they’re cheap 3) most of their stuff is actually good considering the price.
These strips however didn’t work quite as well as I was expecting, but on the other hand my skin is not in a bad state right now, so I’ll use them again after travelling – that’s when I normally need a bit of a quick cleanse before the obligatory hydra-boost!
If I had to recommend a product, it would be their face masks – they do keep their promise!
The boys luggage finally arrived this morning after waiting since Sunday. Quite an annoying ending to their otherwise amazing trip…Thankfully the bags were not stolen, simply neglected and misplaced in transfer. Such crappy service, but I’m not going to dwell on that now – bags are here and safe and so are they 😉 and oh – my Essie gifts! Since they are nowhere to be found in Malta, it’s a must to stock up when going to the airport.
Nail polish in a coral tone, apricot cuticle oil and a clear base coat!